The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC)
CMC was founded in 1900 by Ida Sophia Scudder, the daughter of a North American missionary couple who were living in India. For their centennial anniversary, CMC built a new Women’s and Children’s hospital for which IPC contributed $25,000 to construct the Children’s intensive care unit. That intensive care unit was the first such built on the sub-continent and continues to be an import part of the medical services of CMC Vellore today.
Our Mission of the Month for January is to continue our 50-year history of support to the Christian Medical College of Vellore. The money we collect this year will be used to help fund a scholarship to provide training for a village nurse who will then be able to take her skills back to her home village. An Annual scholarship to provide such training is approximately €1,000. Each trained village nurse is committed to return to her home village to provide sorely needed health care in the most remote parts of India.
Read more at http://www.ipcbrussels.org/mission-of-the-month/